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 William L,Willow. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Willie-Wastle (the child’s game).
 
Willie Wastle was governor of Hume Castle, Haddington. When Cromwell sent a summons to him to surrender, he replied—   1
       
“Here I, Willie Wastle,
Stand firm in my castle,
And all the dogs in the town
Shan’t pull Willie Wastle down.”
 


 William L,Willow. 

 
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